Any and all prayers would be appreciated as the people of Western North Carolina recover from the recent flooding. 15 WNC counties have been declared federal disaster areas. Pray especially for the folks everywhere who, having endured Charlie and Frances, await any possible effects of Ivan.

A Prayer from the 1662 BCP:

O ALMIGHTY Lord God, who for the sin of man didst once drown all the world, except eight persons, and afterward of thy great mercy didst promise never to destroy it so again; We humbly beseech thee, that although we for our iniquities have worthily deserved a plague of rain and waters, yet upon our true repentance thou wilt send us such weather, as that we may receive the fruits of the earth in due season; and learn both by thy punishment to amend our lives, and for thy clemency to give thee praise and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.